A big shout-out to our kids; they took most of the photos used throughout our website. Keep up the good work!
Garrett Burgess Griffin Royse, City Founder
Mr. Royse, better known as “Byrd Royse,” was born in Adair County, Kentucky on January 31, 1838, to William and Mary Stone Royse
He was the seventh of 14 children
We are quite sure Mr. Royse loved Bulldogs but if pressed we have no documented evidence of this
However, there is no documented evidence that he didn't love Bulldogs, thus, he loved Bulldogs
Mr. Royse served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War
Around 1850, Mr. Royse’s future grandmother-in-law and her sons bought several tracts of land that were later known as Royse City
The MK&T Railroad line from Greenville to Dallas ran through Rockwall County. Mr. Royse donated land for the railway and cut a deal to build a train station if they named the city after him
His new train station was painted gold and black but back in the day nobody knew why
Prices for land in Royse City rose and the Royse family sold their stake and participated in the Oklahoma Land Rush. There, Mr. Royse and his wife resided until their deaths
English I & II STAAR/EOC Testing
Tuesday, March 28th is the English I testing day. Thursday, March 30th is the English II testing day. The test will begin at 8:35 on both testing days. Students taking the test will need to bring their school ID. During testing the campus will be closed to visitors. Students who are taking their test will not be allowed to check out during their test.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
For our high school students, the ultimate prize they are chasing down by passing these tests is their high school diploma. Students are required to pass these 5 tests to earn their diplomas.
The five STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) assessments students must pass: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History.
Attention Juniors and Seniors
The 2017 Prom, “Adventure Awaits,” will be held at Hella Shrine Temple on Saturday, April 29th. Tickets will be on sale beginning on Monday March 20th. Cost will be $60 for the first two weeks of sales, $70 from April 3rd to 14th, $80 from April 17th to 26th, and $100 at the door. Tickets may be purchased throughout the day in the RCHS front office. Only juniors and seniors may purchase tickets. Purchaser MUST PRESENT ID at time of purchase and also MUST PRESENT ID for date if purchasing date ticket. Outside guests MUST BE current students at another high school, OR can be a 2016 graduate of Royse City High School ONLY. These guests will be required to submit a form signed by a parent and school administrator at that student’s campus. Cash payment is preferred.
The RCHS Special Olympic team would like to thank American National Bank, Balfour, Golden Chick, Guaranty Bank, High Point Church, and Walmart for their generous contributions toward purchasing our letter jackets.
Bulldog Review Information
If you were unable to attend the 2017 Bulldog Review and would like to see the presentations shared by the counseling department, please use the link below to access the RCHS counselors' website.
The library will remain open every Thursday until 6:00 pm. Similar to Tuesday Night Live, the students may study, use the computers, read, or work. Unlike TNL, there will not be (teacher-led) tutoring, or transportation; it's a quiet place to work along with access to our RCHS resources.
Tuesday Night Live!
Tuesday Night Live is being offered for academic purposes. Here is how it will look: Tuesday Nights from 4:00-6:00 students who need extra support can stay and receive help with their course work, use it as a study hall, credit recovery, or attend an AP Cram Session by subject rotation. Each week, one of the AP teachers will offer a different AP Cram Session so everyone would have the opportunity for extra time with their AP students for test prep. In addition, we will have various SAT/ACT prep sessions throughout the year. We hope that this extended tutorial will allow all of our students to be as successful as possible. The first Tuesday we will host Tuesday Night Live will be September 20th.
Traffic Flow Update
The revised RCHS traffic flow plan now has parents dropping off and picking up students in the back of the campus. This change allows for student drivers to be totally separate from car riders each day. Buses will use the front loop as previously announced.
If your child was unable to register in May when the college representatives were at RCHS, your child
will register with universities during the week of August 22nd, the first week of school. College classes
do not begin until the week of August 29th.
Payment for PJC: Once PJC has completed review of the students’ registration documentation this summer, it will send a
letter to each student with instructions detailing how to set up the online account at PJC. If your student
registers this fall, your student will receive these instructions then. Final payment is due August 26th.
Payment for TAMUC: If your student was in a TAMUC dual credit class during the 2015-16 school year and has a MyLeo
account, you may go on your student’s account and make a payment, once the university finishes
registering the students for fall semester. If your student is new to TAMUC and he/she registered in
May, he/she will receive information from the university detailing how to set up the online MyLeo
account at TAMUC, and you will make a payment online. Students who register this fall with the
university will receive the information detailing how to set up the MyLeo account after registration.
The deadline for all students to pay is August 26th.
We are so excited to share information through this new campus website. Our goal is to provide important information and communicate in a way that better serves ours students and community. Please share the link to our site through social media!
What is C4L?
We are really excited about the C4L (Connected For Learning) Project that we started at Royse City High School last year. C4L provides each of our students with a Chromebook computer if they choose to check one out. Chromebooks are great devices for the educational environment because of their ease of use, great battery life, and cost. The vision behind the C4L Project is to provide all RCHS student access to the information they need to be successful.